Food & Drink

The 10 Best Ice Cream Shops in Dallas

Published On 07/16/2015 Published On 07/16/2015
What's Da Scoop?
Sweet Firefly
PokeyO's Cookies & Ice Cream
Old Town Creamery
La Original Michoacana
Wild About Harry's
Henry's Homemade Ice Cream
Kate Weiser Chocolate
Steel City Pops
Roomies Ice Cream
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1. What's Da Scoop? , Dallas, TX

This ice cream truck is serving way more than vanilla and chocolate. Flavors like Heaps of Gold, Halleys Comet, Zanzibar, and Scotch Ale Caramel Crunch are served in sundaes, as specialty cones, and in floats.

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2. Sweet Firefly 2701 Custer Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75080

This ice cream parlor and candy shop is located north of Dallas in Richardson, and takes up one of the spaces in your average strip mall. On the inside, however, they serve 16 homemade flavors that rotate during the year, plus candies and other delicious desserts. Pro tip: You can get two flavors in a single scoop

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3. Pokey O's 3034 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75205

A cookie spot right next to the SMU bookstore, Pokey O's also got shakes, ice cream sandwiches, and A FREAKING ICE CREAM TACO, which lives up to the famous frozen Tex-Mex slogan, "Aye aye scream for ice cream."

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4. Old Town Creamery 6205 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75024

Old Town covers all the ice cream bases. They have "standard flavors" like Chocolate, Peppermint, Birthday Cake, and Cappuccino, but they also have a few "international flavors," including Falooda, Paan, Kulfi, Oolong, Thai Coffee, and Thai Tea.

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5. La Original Michoacana Ice Cream 415 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208

This homemade ice cream shop does flavors with a bit of Latin roots, like Mango con Chile, plus some regular flavors. It fits right in among the other fabulous food spots in Bishop Arts.

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6. Wild About Harry's 3113 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205

At Harry's it's custard, not ice cream, they serve with their hot dogs and sandwiches. They top their hot dogs 10 different ways, and offer the custards plain, as sundaes, or in shakes.

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7. Henry's Homemade Ice Cream 3100 Independence Pkwy #215, Plano, TX 75075

Everyday Henry's manufactures fresh, homemade ice cream and serves it in overflowing cones and cups -- even if you order the smallest size. Flavor highlights include cinnamon, lavender bean, and toffee. They also sell the ice cream packaged to go home with you.

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8. Kate Weiser Chocolate 3011 Gulden Ln, Dallas, TX 75212

Kate Weiser's offers truly unique chocolate flavors, for instance, caramelized pineapple, mango habanero, and red wine & berries. Plus,, the show-stopped French Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich.

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9. Steel City Pops 2012 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Steel City Pops is breathing new life into your favorite childhood treats -- interesting, complexly flavored popsicles like hibiscus, strawberry balsamic, and chocolate chili are just waiting for you.

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10. Roomies Ice Cream 1010 South Pearl Expy, Dallas, 75201

Roomies keeps at least six flavors available, in varieties like Honey Vanilla, Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar, and Peanut Butter with Blueberry Syrup -- count us in.